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World Literature Today
About World Literature Today: The award-winning World Literature Today, your window to world literature and culture for over eighty years.
630 Parrington Oval, Suite 110
Norman, OK 73019-4033
Phone: (405) 325-4531
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 3-6 weeks Payment: copies Contests: no Distributors: Ingram Periodicals, Zinio, JSTOR ISSN: 0196-3570 Founded: 1927 Issues per year: 6 Average pages: 80 Copy price: $4.95 Sample price (postpaid): Free in US Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $25 (US), $55 (Int'l); online subscriptions: $15, print & online: $30 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $130(US), $160 (Int'l)
Publisher’s description: The award-winning magazine World Literature Today has served as a window to world literature and culture for over eighty years. Each issue features essays on literature, politics, and culture, interviews, and original poetry and fiction from the world’s best writers. Recent contributors include Amitava Kumar, Alan Cheuse, Junot Diaz, Ana Menéndez, Benjamin Percy, Sherman Alexie, Etgar Keret, Bharati Mukherjee, Gary Shteyngart, and Pireeni Sundaralingam. Please visit our website at www.worldliteraturetoday.com or, for faster service, call 405.325.4531 to subscribe.
“An absolute delight to read and extremely difficult to put down”
—Council of Editors of Learned Journals
“An excellent source of writings from around the globe by authors who write as if their lives depend on it” —Utne Reader, January 2005
“If WLT were not in existence, we would have to
“One of the best edited and most informative literary publications that I know” —Lars Gyllensten, Swedish Academy
"The pages of WLT, issue after issue, offer necessary and rich vistas of literatures and cultures in the twenty-first century . . . Both original creative writings and critical commentaries put us truly in touch with the world and its literature." —Margaret Stanfield, London, January 2009
“No other journal begins to do what WLT does routinely…Extraordinary” —Joyce Carol Oates
The May 2013 issue of WLT showcases Bangladeshi literature with three short fictions and an interview featuring Tahmima Anam and three other writers. Other highlights include two essays on the Global South; interviews with Ananda Devi (Mauritius) and Leonardo Padura (Cuba); a short story by Tania Hershman (UK); poetry from Mexico, Serbia, and the US; an essay on “world atrocity literature”; and book reviews from around the globe.
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories,” a portfolio devoted to Photography and Literature, headlines the March 2013 double issue of WLT, which features image galleries and essays by twenty-one photographers. Additional photography-themed highlights include an essay by novelist Kamila Shamsie and book reviews of Robert Adams’s The Place We Live and Zachary Karabashliev’s 18% Gray. The issue also presents WLT’s usual lively mix of other poetry, essays, interviews, and book reviews.
In January 2013, WLT showcases 2012 Neustadt Prize laureate Rohinton Mistry as well as a special section on poetry trails, “Finding Poetry Under the Open Sky.” Other highlights include short stories by Peter Orner (US) and Cyril Dabydeen (Guyana/Canada), poetry by Mark Tredinnick (Australia) and Lauren Camp (US), and essays on the work of PEN Haiti and the “immediacy of influence” in Hungarian literature.
last updated 4/29/2013